VPN features: Objectives for designing a virtual private network

Learn what VPN features are needed in order to find and design an appropriate virtual private network for your wide area network (WAN).

Modern VPN design

To be workable, the features of a modern VPN should be secure, user-friendly and flexible enough to traverse the cloud for a variety of platforms.

Key design objectives when selecting VPN features must include the following:

  • Secure remote access for users anywhere, anytime
  • Easy setup, configuration, use and maintenance
  • Affordable for widespread corporate use
  • End-user friendly: There should be no obvious performance problems, no major usage hoops to jump through, no gotchas or other downsides to regular/frequent use.

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This was first published in October 2011

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